In a nonconference match up against Rochester College, the Forester baseball
team grabbed two more wins by downing the Warriors 13-2 and 4-3.
The Foresters wasted no time getting on the board in game one as Andrew Drummond's RBI-single in the bottom of the first gave HU the early 1-0 lead. Huntington then took command in their next at-bats to put the game out of reach. Adam Christner made the second inning highlight reel as his RBI-single started HU's scoring fest and then his triple to center later in the inning knocked in three more runs. Taking advantage of a flustered Rochester squad, the Foresters hammered out a total of seven hits and reaped the benefits of two Warrior errors and three walks to score a season-high eleven runs in one inning. Each team scored another run to round out the scoring as the Foresters cruised to a five-inning victory.
Ty Mills earned the win for HU by giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one. At the plate, Eric Schultz had three hits and three RBI while Christner finished with a game-high five RBI.
The nightcap didn't prove to be quite as lopsided. Rochester struck first with a run in the top of the second but the Foresters answered by plating a run in the bottom of the frame when Josh Lanphier singled to left to score Eric Harpring. The Warriors scored another run in the third to go back up 2-1 but the Foresters rallied in the fifth to take a lead they would never relinquish. After singles by Lanphier and Christner, Schultz drew a walk to load the bases. A wild pitch allowed courtesy runner Jordan Klopfenstein to easily score from third and then Ryan Shell crushed one to left to drive in two more runs giving HU the 4-2 advantage. Rochester added another run in the sixth but it was too little too late.
Tyler Palmer picked up the win on the mound for HU. In five innings of work, he gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Lanphier and Harpring finished with two hits apiece.